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Che Malambo brings the gaucho-style to Omaha

Feb 20, 2020, 09:06 AM by Dara Hogan

Che Malambo brings the gaucho-style to Omaha

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Omaha Performing Arts presents powerhouse Argentinian dance company, Che Malambo Thursday, March 12 at the Orpheum Theater located at 409 S. 16th St. Omaha, NE 68102. 

Tickets starting at $20 are available at TicketOmaha.com, in person at the Ticket Omaha* Box Office located inside the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street, or by calling 402.345.0606. 

The powerhouse all-male Argentinian dance company, Che Malambo is an all-male dance company with a percussive dance style featuring quick footwork along with a music spectacle. Malambo, a dynamic blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song, is at the heart of the gaucho (South American cowboy) tradition and is now thrilling audiences around the world with this new production created by renowned choreographer Gilles Brinas.  

Brinas was inspired by the talented artists he found in Buenos Aires and was moved to create the company Che Malambo from the best Malambo dancers in Argentina. 

Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo traditions and virtuosic dancing to the contemporary stage for an exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for the entire family. Danced solely by men, the Malambo began in the 17th century as competitive duels that would challenge skills of agility, strength, and dexterity. Zapeteo, their fast-paced footwork, is inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses in their native Argentina.